Three people ejected, killed when Ford Mustang hits tree, Alabama troopers report

Published 11:59 am Saturday, August 5, 2023

Three people were killed Friday evening when a car ran off the road and struck a tree, ejecting all three, Alabama state troopers said.

The fatal crash occurred at approximately 5:50 p.m. on Friday, troopers reported.

The single-vehicle crash claimed the lives of an Ocoee, Florida, man, a Louisville man, and a Panama City juvenile.

The crash occurred when the 2005 Ford Mustang driven by Nicholas D’Wayne Gordon, 25, of Ocoee, Florida, left the roadway and struck a tree.

Jeffrey James Little, 25, of Louisville, and the 18-year-old juvenile, were passengers of the Ford Mustang.

Gordon, Little and the juvenile were not using a seat belt at the time of the crash, as a result they were ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred on Dale County 67, approximately 10 miles east of Ozark, in Dale County.